Cobb County Fleet Management's mission is to provide efficient and effective support of assigned vehicles and equipment of Cobb County Government through responsive customer service in our maintenance, repair, fueling, replacement acquisition and disposal services.
Our Mission Statement
To provide efficient and effective support of assigned vehicles and equipment of Cobb County Government through responsive customer service in our maintenance, repair, fueling, replacement acquisition and disposal services. Our goal is to work in partnership with our customer’s identifying cost saving opportunities. We consistently measure our performance and set quantifiable benchmarks that are obtainable and deploy smart vehicles, equipment and fueling infrastructure options that leave fewer negative impacts on the environment. We continue to seek out operational improvements using industry KPI’s and best practices to establish obtainable goals.
Our fleet is comprised of 1002 cars, 863 trucks, 45 motorcycles, 688 pieces of equipment, 29 electric vehicles and 4 electric motorcycles. We are very lean and have average ratio of 120:1 technician. Fleet Management has sought out innovative ways to meet the needs of our customers and the constant advancements in vehicle technology. We have embraced alternative fuels and vehicle technology and provided training opportunities for our employees allowing them to stay abreast of changes in the automotive technology.
The department is comprised of three operating groups:
Al Curtis, Fleet Directors Office
Tom Pearson, Fleet Administrator
Amelia Larcheveaux, Administration
Pam Canada, Administrative Coordinator
The Fleet Administration Section includes the Fleet Management Director and staff. This section provides day-to-day management and support of Fleet operations to include: advance technology implementation, budget administration, vehicles and equipment procurement, administers the operations of Fleet Focus our automated Fleet management software system. Administration prepares vehicle registrations and record keeping activities, manages the “fleet pool vehicles,” prepares new vehicle specifications, processes new vehicles into the system and disposes of surplus assets; coordinates emergency equipment installations/removals, accident reporting and scheduling, inspecting collision repairs.
Budget and Fuel Station Administration
Manages financial activities; monitors budget, revenues, expenditures and financial performance, and prepares budget. Processes invoices, charges out appropriate expenses to non-general fund departments and contracts. Manages twelve fuel storage and dispensing facilities using the “Fuel Master” automated fuel dispensing system and fifteen Electric Charging Stations.
Automotive/Light Duty Truck
Gary Towns, Supervisor
This section, commonly referred to as the Car Shop and is responsible for all maintenance, repairs, and inspections of automobiles, light duty trucks, mini-busses, motorcycles, and light vehicle tire buildup. The Car shop is high volume fast paced environment processing approximately 20 to 35 work orders a day with preventative maintenance services completed in about 45 minutes.
Medium/Heavy Duty Trucks and Off-Road Equipment
Jason Ballew, Supervisor
This section, commonly referred to as the Truck and Equipment shop and is responsible for all maintenance, repairs, inspections and the processing of medium, heavy duty trucks, equipment and road calls. The Truck Shop maintains. The Off-road equipment area is responsible for all maintenance, repairs, inspections and the processing of 411 pieces off-road equipment, it also handles fabrication of equipment, modifications, maintenance, servicing of installed small engines, emergency generator fueling, mobile fueling and field services.
Fleet Management Achievements
Cobb Fleet Management is committed to environmental responsibility and stewardship by implementing innovative green technology such as the use of propane auto gas, burning waste oil for heat, purchasing electric vehicle and hybrid vehicles. We have implemented industry best practices established obtainable benchmarks and continue to improve.
- Green Fleet in North America FY 2018 – Ranked 42nd.
- Green Fleet in North America FY 2017 – Ranked 43rd.
- 100 Best Fleet in North America FY 2018 – Ranked 3rd.
- 100 Best Fleet in North America FY 2017 – Ranked 15th.
- Government Fleet Magazine ranked Fleet Management Notable Fleet FY2018.
- Government Fleet Magazine ranked Fleet Management Leading Fleet for program’s standards of excellence FY2017.
- Featured Fleet Management in four different news articles for best practices and sustainability efforts in two states.
- Expedited the up fitting of over police cars aiding in the implementation of the vehicles take home program.
- Enhanced employee training on the latest fueling trends.
- Featured Fleet at the Alternative Vehicles Road Show recognized by Georgia Public Services Commissioner Tim Echols.
- Achieved ASE Blue Seal Certification in the Truck Shop.
Fleet Management set three Industry Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) to be measured by in 2015 and has exceeded one of these benchmarks for 2016.